Archive for September 2014

JHP author causes a sensation with her Tolkien connection!

Sep 30th, 2014 | By

On Saturday 13 September, Roundfire novelist (On the Far Side, There’s a Boy) Paula Coston (her real name is Paula Iley) presented to a packed lecture theatre audience in Oxford on her long-hidden Tolkien link. The occasion was the 38th annual international Tolkien conference (‘Oxonmoot’), held for the 10,000-strong Tolkien Society at Lady Margaret Hall,

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Writing The Cause

Sep 28th, 2014 | By

by Roderick Vincent I began writing The Cause because I had (and still have) great concern for my country.  I state this in the first pages of my book, then at the end in the author’s note.  I believe the United States has reached a point where the vote no longer matters, where, as one

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Attention Chiller-Thriller Writers …

Sep 26th, 2014 | By

On the cover blurb of her book, How To Write a Chiller Thriller, Sally Spedding asks the question: “Are you a thriller reader who has been disappointed by the sameness and lack of ambition in what you read?” Sally is the author of eight paranormal, historical and psychological thrillers and her book will help you

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The Intended

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

Releasing tomorrow (Friday 26th September 2014) from Top Hat Books… The Intended, by Sten Eirik A young, up-and-coming Swedish officer is suddenly and traumatically forced into the role of victim, as his newly wedded bride is defiled and murdered by pirates. His mode of survival is to become someone new, who works hard to suppress

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The small mysteries of Jon Mackley

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

It’s the small mysteries in a writer’s space that always intrigue me. What is that thing? what is it for? I peer at the blurry book covers, because while it’s not advisable to judge a book by its cover, you can tell something about a person from what’s on their shelves. Jon Mackley, author of

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Roderick Vincent’s Reading Journey

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

by Roderick Vincent For me, the love of writing was spawned from the love of reading. To imagine the year my reading journey began would indeed be a difficult feat. I would have to crawl back in memory all the way back to Where the Wild Things Are when what was more alluring were the

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Mind your own business, unless you are a writer

Sep 20th, 2014 | By
The 49th Day

Author Helen Noble writes about psychological delving for authors.   ‘Mind your own business, unless you are a writer: Three psychological reasons to poke your nose into the hearts and minds of other people in the name of art.’ Goodreads recently posed me the question, ‘where do you find your inspiration to write?’ I didn’t

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Cats, earl grey and an author

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

A sneak peek into the work space and writing life of Elen Sentier… I write from about 6.30am to midday-ish, then again from about 8-11pm … in bed. My bedroom is large, usually full of light, very quiet and comfortable, and it has a view of the hills to Hay Bluff. In the morning I

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Earth Girl Speaks

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

Do watch this beautiful trailer from Jan Krause Greene   I Call Myself Earth Girl: eBook £3.99 || $5.99 Aug 30, 2013. 978-1-78279-048-8. BUY | AMAZON US | AMAZON UK Paperback £10.99 || $18.95 Aug 30, 2013. 978-1-78279-049-5. BUY | AMAZON US | AMAZON UK


Sep 14th, 2014 | By

by Marie Yates I have recently had a few questions come my way about the fact that Reggie & Me is ‘tackling’ some ‘taboo’ subjects. I’m not completely sure what that means as you only have to switch on the television to hear a number of these ‘taboo’ subjects being discussed and debated on a

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